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OU football: Sterling Shepard's first career catch brings a familiar memory

Q&A — Oklahoma freshman Sterling Shepard's first home game and catch brought back memories of the father whose footsteps he's following.
By STEPHANIE KUZYDYM Modified: September 10, 2012 at 11:32 am •  Published: September 8, 2012
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photo - Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard (3) celebrates with Oklahoma's Trey Metoyer (17) after a touchdown reception by Metoyer during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Florida A&M Rattlers at Gaylord Family—Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard (3) celebrates with Oklahoma's Trey Metoyer (17) after a touchdown reception by Metoyer during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Florida A&M Rattlers at Gaylord Family—Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Here you have to learn fast because comes at you juts so quick. In order to be on the field you have to pick it up fast and get it down, so I spent a lot of time studying and it paid off.

How big of a role has Kenny (Stills) played in your development?

Man, a tremendous role. He knows what he's doing out there in situations, and he's always just told me, “Look at the play call and get it.”

What was your experience coming out of the tunnel for your first home game?

It was amazing coming out of that tunnel, seeing all the fans. It was my first time ever doing it. It was fun. I got that first one out of the way so now I know for next time.

What was the best part of tonight?

I'd have to say probably the catch but I had a few blocks, too. I'm always trying to help the team out. My blocks were pretty good tonight, too.


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